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Halitosis – Bad breath

oral malodor

Background info on bad breath Around 25% of the population suffers from chronic halitosis and the percentage is higher in older individuals than younger ones.  Halitosis, or bad breath, most often starts in the mouth (85%).   Gingivitis and periodontitis are the main causes of the problem.25  Poor oral hygiene allows food particles to collect […]

Impacted canine tooth for braces – Wheaton orthodontist and dentist

wheaton orthodontics

Impacted canine tooth There are a few major types of cases that are experienced when a tooth is not erupting.  The impacted canine tooth surgery steps are different based on the severity of bone and tissue coverage. Tooth is almost erupted and just covered by tissue.  As long as these cases have plenty of keratinized […]

New porcelain crowns

dental veneers

Porcelain fused to metal dental crowns replaced with emax porcelain crowns Case of the week Harry had old PFM crowns placed as a young man after a skiing accident broke both teeth.  At the time this was the best result that was possible.  Harry was interested in upgrading his smile and closing the gap between […]